Rikers Island Inmate Is 4th to Die at NYC Jail This Year

A 25-year-old man has died on Rikers Island, the fourth inmate to die in custody since the start of the year inside the New York City jail.

An investigation has launched into the death of Dashawn Carter, who died shortly after 5 p.m. at the Anna M. Kross Center, according to the Department of Corrections.

Carter had been at the jail complex for two days facing burglary charges. His cause of death, while not officially known, has been reported as a suicide.

The head of the DOC, Louis Molina, promised a full and immediate investigation into Carter’s death.

“Any death in custody is a tragic

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